Monday, June 3, 2013

the quotidian (6.3.13)


Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace



The children are in their let's-wear-our-K'ekchi'-clothes phase. 
It involves much twirling and curtseying.



Confession: I'm not that fond of the local garb. 
My opinion: it smacks of gaudy, and the blouses make the women look boxy. 
However, some of the skirts are flat-out gorgeous: flowing and elegant, 
and the multicolored twine at the waist makes a wicked hipster belt. 
I'm looking for a (more muted) black and white skirt to bring back. 
Paired with a white shirt (per the style demonstrated above) it should be more my style.



A slight identity crisis: our K'ekchi' gringa nun.


Hammock swinging as an extreme sport. 
I'm not sure what the goal is, but they flip around until someone gets dumped.
 


The rainy season is serious business.
I don't know what I was expecting, but man, when it rains, it rains
With 70 inches of rain a year, we really are living in (or very close to) the cloud forest!
 


Proof it rains in my house. 


Reading material for the gastrointestinally infirm.



Fun and games.




On the patio: a neighborly visit.



Spilled popcorn, courtesy of my (extremely) klutzy younger son.
Spilled popcorn not yet cleaned up, courtesy the sudden appearance of 
A SNAKE IN THE HOUSE.
No picture of the snake, courtesy of the feet-on-the-sofa paralyzed mother.



The first sleepover! 
(My younger son didn't do much of it.)



A sleeping solution for those with one florescent ceiling light in their bedroom.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad your kids haven't changed, just moved into a different culture. They find ways to have fun with most anything and use their imagination to create life. I know that there is culture shock and meltdowns but seeing these photos of their homemade games, make it seem like they are somewhere close by.
    L in Elkton

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